Released: July 29, 2005
Estimated Budget: $130 million
Domestic Opening Weekend: $13,251,545
Though it starred hot young actors Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel and Josh Lucas and aspired to the mammoth success of the jets-jocks-and-babes urtext Top Gun, Stealth tops the list of summer-blockbuster disappointments. The 2005 film was incapable of drawing an audience large enough to compete with its steep production budget. The film cost upwards of $130 million to make and brought in only about $32 million in the U.S. — making for one of the biggest box-office losses in film history. Perhaps it was because it was yet another in a series of man-vs.-machine plots, or because it came out the same summer as Wedding Crashers, Batman Begins and Star Wars: Episode 3. Whatever the reason, it’s pretty safe to say Stealth bombed.